Salmon favarolles hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ReeceFamily, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. ReeceFamily

    ReeceFamily Just Hatched

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    Can anyone tell if this is a hen or roo? Six weeks old. We are hoping for a hen!:). Thanks!
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  2. 235chickens

    235chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hen
     
  3. ReeceFamily

    ReeceFamily Just Hatched

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  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Generally speaking that color on a bird that age would be quite indicative of a cockerel - however I have recently seen with my own eyes a hatchery (cough*Ideal*cough) selling Faverolles mutts as pure Faverolles, and despite being ordered as pullets, they all showed the dark and muddled coloration of a cockerel. All of them turned out female. So realistically, I'd say you have a mixed breed pullet.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Misha, they wouldn't happen to look like this lol

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    Not great pics, but look at that black breast!
     
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  7. LynnPG

    LynnPG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Feathers all over is Rooster
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'll go with Queen Misha
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Exactly like that. I even got one in that batch that went beyond "really crappy Faverolles" and was obviously an absolute mutt. No feathers on the legs, no beard, long legs and body, beetle brow, poorly shaped 5 toes... dollars to donuts she was a Faverolles X watered down Oriental Game hybrid. I ended up keeping that one. Ironically, she has pretty good Wheaten coloring. Regardless, I've been pretty disgusted by Ideal since that incident. They've sent poor quality birds before but... this was extreme.


    Only in a purebred. I'm currently watching the several remaining of the crappy batch I worked with get close to 12 weeks and they are 100% and without a doubt female. Plumage is at least 50% black.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    what no chicken breed police??? Buyers beware [​IMG] what a shame [​IMG]
     

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